Eilisain aka Lisette in Gaelic

Welcome to my blog, where I document my process in making jewelry, muse on the influence of art and the joy of making beautiful objects.

Friday, April 22, 2011

much better photos!

So I finally took a good friend's advice and shot my work outside on an overcast day - what a difference it makes with photos?!

Below is my beloved hinge vessel for my Jewelry I class with Mi-Sook Hur.

I'm quite proud of the vessel for several reasons, the curvy lines, the crystal and the fact that my hinge works! However there are design issues, the catch is tiny compared to the heft of the vessel and the prongs for the crystal are a bit obvious but all in all I'm happy and admit that, I love looking at it!

And here are two rings I made on the fly because I just wanted to make some pretty bling. The above ring I used a casting from my antler necklace and now...it's got me on a roll to make more for the summer...a possible trunk show is in the works!
Last week the Contemporary Techniques class with Ken Bova did a demo on using concrete in jewelry - which I was super psyched to sit in on because I missed the workshop Jim Cotter did at ECU a year ago.

Anywho, I had initially made this ring for a boulder opal but I had a little mishap so I used it for the concrete - which I love too! I'm already brainstorming ways to introduce it into some jewelry.

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  1. Me encantan la cajita y los anillos.
    Saludos desde España.

  2. Muchas gracias Ray, aprecio tus comentos. Me encantan tambien!
    Saludos desde los estados.